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Man Killed After Arm Severed On Ship

A Superior man was killed after having his arm severed in a workplace accident last week.

According to reports, 60-year-old Robert Hackensmith got his arm caught in a running conveyor belt, which amputated his arm before it was shut off by coworkers aboard the SS St. Mary’s Challenger, which arrived in Milwaukee Saturday night.

Reports said the boat had a hydraulic oil leak shortly before the accident and Hackensmith had requested the engine be shut down and restarted and then shut down a second time. The engine was running at the time of the accident. Hackensmith died on the scene, about 9:15 p.m. The ship was carrying more than 9,000 tons of cement and was docked in Milwaukee when the accident occurred.

The Coast Guard and two federal agencies, along with Milwaukee police are investigating the accident.

If you or your loved one has been seriously injured or your loved one has been killed in a workplace accident, trust the Wisconsin Workers’ Compensation law office of Monika Hartl to fight for you. We will aggressively fight for you and your loved ones to receive fair compensation.

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